The Tech - Online EditionMIT's oldest and largest
newspaper & the first
newspaper published
on the web
Boston Weather: 41.0°F | Mostly Cloudy

Weather - Rain Fall


Rain Fall

By Gerard Roe

Over the last few weeks, the Atlantic has experienced rather exciting weather. Ironically, it is now the remnants of a Pacific hurricane Fausto which will have a significant impact on our weather. As it pushes west through the mid-Atlantic region, it brings with it plenty of moisture and will merge with a growing mid-latitude system to land us with an early nor'easter.

While the strongest vertical velocities will be just to the south, we will nonetheless see heavy rainfalls with totals pushing up over an inch (2.5 cm). The tightening pressure gradients associated with the development implies strong winds, especially along the coast. Wednesday should see diminution of the rain to scattered showers by the afternoon.

Today: Grim, cloudy from morning onward. Showers likely in the morning. Blustery winds of up to 30 mph (48 kmh) from the east and northeast. Heavier rain toward evening as storm intensifies. Daytime temperature an unseasonably cool 60F (16C). Temperatures actually falling throughout the day.

Tonight: Rain likely. Expect around an inch (2.5 cm) overnight. Low 53F (13C).

Wednesday: Rain in the morning, becoming lighter in the afternoon. Remaining cloudy. High 60F (16C). Low 48F (9C). Continued windy.

Thursday: Finally a chance to see some sun, if only toward day's end. Cool winds from the north. High 67F (20C). Low 50F (10C).

Outlook: A bit more cheerful. The tail end of the week will see the sun's return, with temperatures nudging up towards 70F (22C).